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The Fernhurst Centre is both a Community Centre and Internet Cafe run and managed entirely by volunteers. It has lots to offer including:
A varied refreshment menu including Cappuccino - Latte - Cafetiere - Fruit Teas etc
Broadband internet, WI-Fi - no booking required
All computers have a wide range of software
A3 colour printer
A range of courses both IT and leisure
Help Point - free telephone direct to Council Offices to report problems or request assistance.
Don't forget - Broadband usage is Free after Three! Printing charges will still be made.
Have you recently bought an iPad and would like a little help - we have a new course dates this autumn for 'An Introduction to using your iPad' setting up - connecting to WI Fi and much more besides. Two 2 hour sessions at £20. Tuesday 16 and 23 September 11 am - 1 pm (this session now full) but bookings now being taken for further sessions on Monday 13 and 20 October 10 am - 12 noon.
If you haven’t got and iPad but have a Tablet using the Android system we have a course for you. 'An Introduction to using your Android Tablet'. Monday 22 and 29 Septmber 2.30 - 4.30 pm. This is a course and is proving as popular as the course for iPads so book now to avoid disappointment. Please note that this course is not suitable for the Kindle Fire or phones using the Android system.
Recycle your IT equipment for charity: If you have recently upgraded your IT equipment or are thinking you might, the Fernhurst Centre will recycle your old computer equipment for charity. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (putting RECYCLING in the subject line) with the details of your laptops, keyboards, desktop PCs, screens & mobile phones and we will offer free local collection or arrange for you to bring the equipment into the Centre. All personal data on devices will be removed and destroyed by professionals during the recycling. Click here for more information.
Painting with Wool’ - An Introduction to The Art of Woven Tapestry. Weaving can be used to produce beautiful wall hangings using a simple frame loom. Traditional and 3D techniques will be explored to produce a “woven notebook”. All equipment will be provided, including a simple frame loom which can be kept (£7.50 per frame). If possible bring a notebook and camera). The course is suitable for both beginners and those who have some knowledge and wish to build on their skills. Five weeks from Monday 6 October - Monday 3 November pm - 4 pm at a cost of £50
New! How to Sell on ebay: eBay is a popular auction website where individuals can buy and sell new and second-hand items. This demonstration will show you how to sell a single item on eBay and that there is nothing to fear, so long as you follow a few simple steps, and, of course, remember it is just fun! Book now for this session on Thursday 25 September at 7.30 - 9.30 (this course is now full new date is Thursday 23 October 7.30 - 9.30 (£10).
Another new session - iPad the next steps: If you have mastered the basics this session will help you to get really smart with your iPad - includes iCloud - Skype - Facetime and connecting to your pc with iTunes. Wednesday 19 November 2 - 4pm at £10.
And yet another new session - Storing on the Cloud: This course is designed for people who are interested in storing photos and other data on “the Cloud”. Many companies including Apple, Google and Microsoft offer free cloud storage up to a certain size. It offers a very convenient and cost effective way to backup and share data with family/friends/etc. The course is based on pcs using Windows 7 although Cloud storage is available to you. Tuesday 25 November 0930 - 11.30 at £10.
You can also recycle your used ink cartridges at the Fernhurst Centre. The Centre is working with Cartridge World and KRT computers to help keep the environment ‘Green’. You will also be helping the Centre. Ink cartridges only no toners please.
Are you new to Fernhurst? Come into the Fernhurst Centre and collect a 'Welcome Pack'. The colourful pack with photos and lots ofl information about Fernhurst also offers newcomers a free hour on the computer at the Fernhurst Centre and a free coffee into the bargain.